Products of Conception
All samples received must be labelled with 2 unique identifiers that are identical to the accompanying request form. Samples that do not have this minimum requirement will NOT be processed.
Samples should be collected into a sterile container containing either RPMI1640 (or similar) culture medium or sterile saline.
IGENZ can provide containers with media and/or saline if required. These containers should be kept at 4degC for 3 weeks (or 6 months if frozen) before being discarded.
- 1 teaspoon full of tissue that appears to be of fetal origin (where possible)
- 1 cm3 biopsy specimen of the fetus
Samples should be transported at ambient temperature and received the same day of collection.
|G-banded metaphase analysis||28 days|
|FISH (Routine)||3 days|
|FISH (Urgent)||24 hours|
Please ensure that local policy protocols are followed if the patient requests return of the specimen. The return of the specimen MUST be arranged by the referrer.